Kenneth Kahn, a Californian entertainer affectionately known as 'Kenny the Clown,' was using an original iPad given to him by a friend without the slightest clue that it once belonged to the late Steve Jobs.
It wasn't until his friend was charged with breaking into the former Apple CEO's home that Kahn realized who had previously owned the device.
"I didn't notice anything special or anything like that," he told the San Jose Mercury News. "It was silver; it looked normal."
Kariem McFarlin, a long time friend of Kahn's, had allegedly broken into Jobs' Palo Alto home in July, using a spare key he had found on the property. McFarlin reportedly stole more than $60,000 worth of goods, including iPods, Mac computers and jewelry from Tiffany & Co. He even made off with Jobs' wallet and driver's license, according to a PCMag report.
Among the stolen goods were two iPads — the silver 64GB tablet given to Kahn and another reportedly given to McFarlin's daughter. Both tablets were returned following McFarlin's arrest earlier this month.
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Kahn had been using the iPad for a few days when police showed up at his home. He believes McFarlin, a friend of more than 10 years, isn't "any type of menace."
"He's a nice guy who made a horrible, horrible decision," Kahn told the paper. "I wish I could ask him: 'What were you thinking?'"
So what exactly did 'Kenny the Clown' do with Steve Jobs' iPad? "I was basically using it like an iPod," he said.
Instead of searching for top secret documents, surfing online or playing Angry Birds, Kahn loaded the iTunes library with Michael Jackson and the theme song to the Pink Panther for his act.
The entire experience is one Kahn won't soon forget.
"It would be like getting a football from Joe Montana that was stolen out of his house," he said. "It's bizarre; it's really bizarre."
"It still hasn't really 100 per cent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs' iPad — literally. If this thing weren't so tragic, it would be comical."